Christian Gentner (r.) has struck 13 goals in 115 Bundesliga encounters for VfB Stuttgart
Christian Gentner (r.) has struck 13 goals in 115 Bundesliga encounters for VfB Stuttgart
Bundesliga

VfB and Gentner renew contract

Stuttgart - VfB Stuttgart and Christian Gentner have extended their contract until 2016 on a deal which includes the option for a further one-year extension. The 27-year-old's original paper was due to expire at the end of the current season.

“Christian has played well over 200 games in the Bundesliga and is a very experienced professional. That experience is very good for our young team,” said sporting director Fredi Bobic, who added: “He has spent the bulk of his career at VfB, became a [Bundesliga] title winner here with the club in 2007 and identifies fully with VfB Stuttgart.”

The deputy captain expressed his delight at spending the coming years with the Baden-Württemberg capital club, whom he re-joined in 2010 after three years with VfL Wolfsburg. “VfB has a place in my heart. We have made a good start here and are far from being at the end of our development,” the five-times Germany international stated. “I want to be a significant element of this team and do my bit in ensuring that we can establish ourselves at the very top level in the coming years.”